Saturday, June 29, 2013

Google Music and All Access

Google Music and the All Access subscription is currently under review! Check back soon!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Ruzzle

Since landing on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store, Ruzzle has become an overnight sensation! It now boasts over 15 million users worldwide and the app has topped the charts as the best word game in over 128 countries! But what makes this game stand above the others? First off, this game is highly addictive. Once you start a game, the rush of trying to find more words than your opponent in less than 2 minutes takes over! This rush soon turns into a word frenzy which is hard to stop! Combine this competitive gameplay with an easy to use interface complete with amazing animations, crazy sounds and a seemingly never ending list of possible opponents and you have a game that is truly captivating. The only downside is that this game almost requires you to log in using a FaceBook account although once you log in you gain lots of extra features such as new achievement  the ability to post game results and even the ability to play against FaceBook friends! This game is free BUT it is ad-supported unless you want to shell out $1.99 to gain exclusive features and rid the app of advertisements. Overall this game is absolutely inspiring and addictive making it a 5 star app!

Google Play Store

Apple App Store

Friday, January 18, 2013

Catch Notes

Have you ever needed to capture an important idea but had no way of writing it down? Whether it be a cool new idea that will transform the world or something as simple as a quick shopping list, Catch Notes has you covered! Once inside the app, you will find a very intuitive and visually pleasing user interface that makes taking notes easy for people of all ages. But what really wins this app over is the ability to sync checklists, notes, voice memos and even reminders across devices. Oh and did I mention this app was free for both Android and iOS devices? Catch offers an amazing set of features coupled with an amazing price point which is why this app receives a solid 5 stars!

For more info visit Catch's official website
https://catch.com/

Download Catch Notes on the Google Play Store
http://tinyurl.com/cxxj3jk

Download Catch Notes on the Apple App Store
http://tinyurl.com/ct9zfe2

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Xbox SmartGlass

Anyone who utilizes Microsoft's Xbox Live services in order to game, socialize and connect with people from all over the globe will absolutely love to get their hands on Xbox SmartGlass. What is Xbox SmartGlass you might ask? It's Microsoft's new way of allowing interaction across devices. Basically, it allows you to connect with your Xbox friends, track and compare achievements as well as change up your 3D avatar. But the fun doesn't stop there! When paired up with your Xbox 360 console you can take advantage of your device's keyboard to input text, navigate the system with swipe and tap,  and you can even play, pause, fast forward, rewind, and stop videos playing on your console. This app sounds great on paper and it performs just as well in reality however there are a few basic things that Microsoft overlooked and even restricted. Just glimpsing at the user reviews on the Play Store you will notice that the main user complaint is not being able to actually turn on the Xbox 360 console from the app which may seem like a minor drawback but users looking to use the app as a controller replacement will have to physically get up and push the power button. Furthermore, through my prolonged personal use I noticed sporadic connection bugs and sometimes extremely long latency times between inputting a command into the app and the command being executed on the console. Overall, this app sets out to do something that is innovative and revolutionary so it is bund to have a few bugs and drawbacks so it gets a solid 4 stars!

Google Play Store:
http://tinyurl.com/9nxmlgz

Apple App Store:
http://tinyurl.com/bj9qcwx



Thursday, December 20, 2012

Hill Climb Racing


Hill Climb Racing has made a huge splash in both the Android Play Store and the Apple App Store. This game offers great graphics that play nice on just about any type of device from an iPhone 4 to a Droid DNA. These graphics are met with intuitive controls that just make the game fun and easy to play! However I did find that the upgrade system seemed lacking with only four categories to upgrade (Engine, Suspension, Tires, and 4WD). It would have been nice if there was a way to personalize the vehicle by changing the paint color or some other creative way of putting your own personal spin on the game. But in the end its a free game (ad supported) with reasonably priced in app purchases that can be easily circumvented! Easily a 4.5 star app!!!

Google Play Store
http://tinyurl.com/8qraoyd 

Apple App Store
http://tinyurl.com/csgpryg

Saturday, August 25, 2012

AirSync

AirSync is perfect for the music lover with an Android powered device! It utilizes a desktop client that pulls the user's iTunes playlists and library! It's extremely intuitive and easy to use with it's almost idiot proof setup process and scheduled syncing. Just put both the Android device and the computer being used on the same WiFi connection, open up doubleTwist on the computer and the device should automatically appear on the left hand side under devices. After that all you do is enter the security code on the device into the desktop client and boom. It brings up a page with all the playlists on the computer and allows you to check which playlists you want synced. After that it will automatically sync on the hour as long as both devices remain on the same network.

I did find a few problems with the devices updating playlist info but a quick fix I found was to just restart the mobile device. It refreshes the playlist file being used and fixes the issue! Overall, this app is wonderful and completely worth the $4.99 purchase price! Solid 5 stars!

Google Play Store Link
http://tinyurl.com/9sqblqg

Sunday, August 5, 2012

ShopSavvy

ShopSavvy is a perfect app for those penny-pinchers who just love to save money on everyday items. Just use the app to scan a barcode off of a product and ShopSavvy does the rest, pulling up customer reviews, a map showing other stores close by that carry the same product, and even a list of stores sorted by price (low to high). But thats not all it does! You know those pesky QR codes that seem to be on every product sold? ShopSavvy will easily scan those and pull up the linked website, app, or whatever else the QR code instructs it to do. Best of all, this app is free for both Android and iOS users!  However, this app seems to be lacking on features, and there are a lot of items that aren't cataloged into the ShopSavvy system which makes the app useless on those products. Overall, ShopSavvy is a solid 3 star app!

Google Play Store
http://tinyurl.com/bmawem2

Apple App Store
http://tinyurl.com/6wkwaqu